Word of the week, “Rapt” – Be rapt by your smile :)

Definition of rapt: deeply engrossed or absorbed It’s contagious, warming and common knowledge that it’s good for us. Did you know that smiling has been proven to boost your immune system, relieve stress, reduce blood pressure and forcing a smile can significantly boost your mood? This isn’t just stating the obvious. Scientific studies have been carried out to prove … More Word of the week, “Rapt” – Be rapt by your smile 🙂

Word of the week, “Ignominious” – An ignominious act of cruelty

I sat down at my desk at work and The Sun newspaper landed from across my shoulder. “Are you a Sun reader?” my editor asked, I’m really not, but that didn’t stop me from passively nodding and flicking through the pages, without taking much information in. Diving deeper past the page three model – which … More Word of the week, “Ignominious” – An ignominious act of cruelty

Word of the week, “cacography” – Embrace your imperfections

Cacography – poor penmanship; bad handwriting. Okay, I was never the brightest kid in the class. In fact, I used to struggle quite a bit at school. I was the nerd who put in extra hours in just to climb into the “above average” bracket. But if I thought school was tough, my brother, who was diagnosed with “severely … More Word of the week, “cacography” – Embrace your imperfections

My word of the week – klatch – Welcome them like an old friend

I am starting something new in order to become more aware of the English dictionary. My aim is to find and write about a new word every week. Having a choice of words is invaluable. Being able to describe situations, feelings and emotions through language is, in my eyes, one of the most powerful and … More My word of the week – klatch – Welcome them like an old friend